Good as Gold. Comedy. Written by John Patrick. Based on the book by Alfred Toombs
. Directed by Albert Marre
. Belasco Theatre: 7 Mar 1957- 9 Mar 1957 (4 performances). Cast: Tom Ahearne, Clement Brace, Juleen Compton, Joseph Dooley, Dana Elcar
(as "Policeman McFadden"), Robert Emhardt, Hugh Evans, Paul Ford
(as "Congressman ...
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
"The fact that you are losing your eyesight does not mean you have forgotten how to act." - in a speech to the National Federation of the Blind in 1991.
Befriended Richard Dean Anderson
on the set of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" in 1982. Anderson remembered Elcar when production on "MacGyver" started, and recommended Elcar for the part of Pete Thornton, MacGyver's friend and director of operations at The Phoenix Foundation. Elcar appeared in almost every episode of the show, only backing out when becoming ill in his later years.
Played leaders of secret/government agencies on several occasions.